A bill aimed at ensuring that women seeking abortions are informed of Abortion Pill Reversal has passed the Indiana House in a 67-27 vote and is now headed to the Senate.
House Bill 1577, requires that doctors inform women undergoing chemical abortions (the abortion pill) of the possibility of reversing the abortion using a technique known as Abortion Pill Reversal. Hundreds of women who have taken the first dose of the abortion pill regime are said to have been able to successfully reverse their abortions by receiving progesterone injections to counteract the progesterone-blocking effects of the first drug in the abortion pill regiment (mifepristone).
The bill also requires that a woman seeking an abortion is provided with a printed ultrasound image of her preborn child even if she does not view the monitor during the ultrasound itself. It also requires that the abortion pill only be used up to eight weeks post-fertilization and expands the parental consent law to require a notarized parental consent for a minor’s abortion. This could help protect against sexual abusers bringing their underage victims for abortions.
While opponents argue that Abortion Pill Reversal is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the administering of progesterone has long been used to help women with a history of miscarriage to sustain pregnancies and give birth to healthy babies. Progesterone is a natural hormone the female body produces when pregnant to help sustain the pregnancy and nourish the baby. Sponsor of the bill, Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R), compared Abortion Pill Reversal to Indiana’s right-to-try statute which allows terminally ill individuals to use experimental, potentially life-saving medications that are awaiting approval. In this case, the use of the Abortion Pill Reversal protocol can help save the life of the preborn child.
The abortion pill is approved for use for up to 10 weeks. The first dose is mifepristone (better known as RU-486) which kills the baby by working to block progesterone and therefore deprive the child of nutrients. The second dose is the drug Misoprostol which causes contractions that force the now-deceased baby out of the uterus. This usually occurs at home and can be traumatic for the woman as she sees her baby’s body. The abortion pill is also considered to be four times more dangerous for a woman than first-trimester surgical abortion.
Editor’s Note: If you have taken the first dose of the abortion pill and have regrets, contact Abortion Pill Rescue at 1-855-209-4848.
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